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Apr 13, 2013 2:00am PDT
dating that her father was born in cairo. >> her egyptian father was an extremely wealthy and powerful businessman who made sure his daughters were born u.s. citizens. it wasn't long before michael shannon and irmine were married and michael found out just how wealthy the family was. >> for a while, was it a good marriage? fun? >> sure, of course. i got to travel to suric and stay in the chalet and stay three weeks in cairo, had a $3 million mansion on the mediterranean. and her father wanted me to stay there. >> he was very successful. he sat on several egyptian government boards of the then-dictator. and he still runs his financial banking and consulting firm near the apartment building he owns. one thing he did not have was a grandson to take over his empire. >> he wanted grandsons? >> oh, yeah, he had four daughters and six granddaughters. no male children. >> but that changed soon after they were married. adam shannon was born on february 2nd, 1997. the first male grandchild. pictures show a beaming mother, father and grandmother. it was even time for a family visit to cairo. mich
Apr 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. i didn't find out until three months after we were dating that her father was born in cairo. >> reporter: her egyptian father was an extremely wealthy and powerful businessman who made nermeen, were born u.s. citizens. it wasn't long before michael shannon and nermeen khalifa were married. and michael found out just how wealthy the khalifa family was. >> for a while was it a good marriage? fun? >> sure. of course. i got to travel to zurich and stay at a chalet and spent three weeks in sharm el-sheikh in cairo and alexandria. in a $3 million mansion in helalamaine on the mediterranean. and her father wanted me to stay there. >> reporter: osama khalifa was very successful. chairman of bechtel egypt. he sat on several egyptian government boards of the then dictator hosni mubarak. and he still runs his financial and banking consulting firm near the family artment building he owns. but one thing osama khalifa did not have was a grandson to take over his empire. >> he wanted grandsons. >> oh, yeah. he had four daughters and six granddaughters and no male children. ♪ >> reporter:
Apr 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
of hundreds of militants. we have more from cairo. >> the collapse of this trial just another controversial episode in what has been a very controversial legal process. the judge already is a disputed figure. it leaves another issue not totally resolved -- the question of what is going to happen to president hosni mubarak. people have suggested he might have a case for being freed on bail now because the life sentence he was given in june of last year now does not apply anymore, but there seemed to be keep himher charges to under arrest for the foreseeable future. >> human rights activists are demanding the egyptian government make public the results of a fact-finding commission set up by president morsi to gather evidence for the mubarak retrial. the commission found that the egyptian army was some balls in torture and murder during the revolution. on thursday, president morsi appeared on television. in a show of solidarity, the army has denied any involvement in the killings. >> i swear to god almighty the armed forces did not kill or ordering the killings, did not act or mo
Apr 8, 2013 2:30am PDT
cairo tracking new developments there leading many to ask, where were the authorities? president obama will be in connecticut this afternoon to continue his push for new gun legislation. today's event will take place an hour's drive from the sandy hook elementary school where 20 children, 6 adults were gunned down back in december. >>> in washington, congress is set to take up gun reform this week. an issue met with the threat of a filibuster from ray number of senate republicans. senator john mccain not among them. >> what is your thought on a filibuster on this? >> i don't understand it. the purpose of the united states senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand. >> so you'd encourage republicans not to filibuster. >> i will not only encourage it, i do not understand it. what are we afraid of? >> dan malloy is lashing out at the nra's president wayne lapierre who criticized the state's measures. >> wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus. they get the most attention. that's what he's paid to do but the reality the gun used to kill 26 people o
Apr 5, 2013 7:30am PDT
prominent and brilliant poets of her time recently passed away in cairo, in june, actually. she was not only a poet, she was luminous and free-thinking pioneer in establishing the theory of what has come to be known as free verse in arabic poetry. in addition to her extensive laments on oppression of women and melancholy. she left. no cheek turned pale, no lip trembled. the door did not hear the story of her death. no window curtain overflowed with sorrow and gloom to follow the tomb until it disappeared. the moon lamenting its depression. the night surrendered itself without worry to the morning. the lights brought the voice of the milk girls, the fasting and the moaning of a starved cat of which nothing remained except bone. the fussing of salesmen, the struggle of life, kids threw stones at one another in the middle of the road while dirty water flooded the avenue and the wind toyed with gates and roof tops, alone in a state of semi oblivion. . >> on the day al-matarazzo street was bombed, did you notice how quickly it folded in itself? or the broken tea cups and coffee-stained sauce
Apr 8, 2013 5:30am PDT
have been arrested after violent clashes outside of cairo's main cathedral. funerals ofith christians killed in religious violence over the weekend. tear gas and fired not exactly the scene of a funeral march. police arrived after clashes erupted between mourners and residents of the neighborhood. egyptian christians have complained of attacks against their community. it appears that now that islamic groups are operating more freely, it can only fan the flames of longstanding tensions. from the beginning, the move during the funeral march was one of clear anger. destroyed a parked car after a driver sped through the procession. >> the police disappeared in the scuffles began. they are only there to fight protesters. they were not there to protect the church or intervene when fighting broke out. >> clashes on friday between aslims and christians outside cairo left quarter christians and one muslim dead. the violence was sparked by offensive graffiti drawn on the walls of an islamic institution. they talked a church in the area and set it on fire. other christian property was
Apr 12, 2013 1:00am PDT
. all this time, the u.s. government has been giving cairo billions of dollars in aid. investigative correspondent drew griffin has been digging into this story. his hour-long report airs tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. eastern, but here's a preview. >> reporter: on august 22nd, 2001, two weeks before the horrors of 9/11, michael shannon sent his two sons off to new york with their mother, for what he thought would be a weekend visit. it would be the last time he saw either one of them. >> they were out of the country before we even knew they were gone. >> reporter: on sunday night, august 26th, when his sons were not back, he drove to his ex-wife's apartment and his life suddenly changed. what was that day like when you pulled up? >> i went to the apartment to pick them up. it was like it was ransacked. i went to the property manager, what happened? he said there was a truck out here with international moving company. greenmount. i finally got ahold of them, sunday afternoon i called the baltimore county police and i just knew what had happened. look at the one picture she left, see th
Apr 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
afghanistan part of southern afghanistan. >>> in cairo, escalating religious strife straining relations between christians and muslims. at least 66 people were hurt today in clashes at a christian church caught in the middle of the conflict. cnn's ian lee has the latest. >> reporter: this is the cathedral under siege. right over here we have the main gate to the cathedral of st. mark. this is the main church here in egypt. police fired tear gas while the christians respond with rocks and molotov cocktails. the violence ebbs and flows. the clashes started after a funeral for four christians killed by muslims north of cairo. witnesses say muslims from the neighborhood attacked the mourners as they left the church. >> translator: christians chanted slogans which provoked the muslims. they insulted each other and then the clash broke out. >> reporter: men wielding knives mingle with the police and intimidate onlookers. this man orders us to leave while covering our camera. sectarian tensions are growing in egypt with christians and other religious minorities accusing the islamist-dominated
Apr 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
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Apr 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
man who has modelled himself after stewart. here's more from cairo. >> reporter: he's hugely popular, watched by millions and now out on bail and back on the air. his name is bessen musev. they call him the egyptian jon stewart. his weekly show looks a lot like stewart's daily show where he's been a guest. >> we are not very much different. >> no. i think you look better in a suit, but other than that, i think we're the same. >> reporter: a former heart surgeon, he idolized stewart and started his own show in his laundry room. it went on to become the most widely watched show in the middle east. >> he says it like it is but with a lot of sense of humor. >> reporter: like his idol, yusef makes comedy out of political discontent, and there is plenty of that in egypt where nothing seems to work and democracy is struggling. he even mocks president moresy while insisting he's just a comedian. >> i don't take aim as the president, i take aim at the authority, because this is what sarcasm is all about. >> reporter: now he's at the center of a firestorm over free speech, facing charg
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
, what this began as, it was a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what transpired in cairo, end quote. yet on the very same day, living president stated on npr quote the idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest has just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous. we firmly believe that this was a pretax income preplanned attack that was good and specifically to attack the u.s. consulate, end quote. similarly the state department's own accountability review board concluded that there were no protests prior to the attack over the u.s. consulate. again on september 16, 2012, on "meet the press" with david gregory this time, ambassador rice stated quote, what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted of course by the video, end quote. ambassador rice made three false statements in one sense. first, ambassador rice misrepresented the benghazi was spontaneous reaction to th
Apr 5, 2013 12:00am PDT
the u.s. embassy in cairo tweeted where he did a pick down of this egyptian comedy and who is the john stuart of egypt. >> rose: to be reflected by a satirist. >> that was a backlash from america. there's such a neuralgic sensitivity. here's what we have to do loudly. stands up for substitutionallism, free and fair elections and what he we have to do is tell the opposition you've got to run. boycotting elections is the worst thing you can do. this is keyed up for the opposition. the muslim brothers have been in power for years the country is starving, unemployment, no tourism and you're boycotting the election. this is when the field is wide open. you have to show up. you have to be living, you have to breathe i'm hear i'm running for president you have a chance against these guys. i think we have to stand up for principles and i think we have to be saying this has got to be resolved because what's scary about egypt today charlie is the opposition, there's a lot of people very quietly hoping that the army will come in and kick out the muslim brotherhood oror we'll come in. >> rose: mor
Mar 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
questioned after several people said he criticized resident mohammed morsi. reporting from cairo. >> reporters of satirist bassem youssef protested against the decision to investigate. he faces several accusations, including undermining security, insulting the president, and contempt of religion. >> this is very disturbing. when we took to the street we demand freedom, which includes all forms of freedom of expression. to summon any media personality like this is against the principles of the revolution. >> the aim is to terrorize the media as the -- as a whole. instead of focusing on the media, official should worry more about the people's concerns like bread and fuel. >> the chant against the president and the mothe delivera clear message. although accusations were not filed by any specific group, they were quite mad at the prosecutors, accusing them of only acting when it was in the interest of the president. dozens of people had already gathered outside the prosecutor general's office, demanding his resignation. protestst staged their after a court ruled his appointment was i
Apr 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
after running out of cairo's cathedral. warns -- president makes a ow "star trek" uarter of a million dollars. >> the afghan president wants an investigation into the deaths of 11 children in coalition air strike. the main victims have been noncombatants. since the beginning of 2013 and nearly 15,000 afghan civilians have lost their lives compare at to the 3,349 coalitions deaths particularly when the victims are children and the attackers are supposed to be their protectors. we warn you the pictures are disturbing. >> for man afghans painful scenes like this occur all too often. . ese children were killed government officials told "al jazeera" air support came after local forces came under attack. 11 children were killed. they were between the ages of 1 and 8 years old. we still haven't counted the number of women that were killed in this operation. the death of afghans by nato forces is a hugely emotional issue. past killings have provoked angry public protest. in a statement the president condemned the strike and has ordered an investigation. a spokesperson for nato's international
Apr 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT
the death penalty. >> for many, tahrir square in central cairo is the symbol for a new egypt, but some will never be at ease here. this is the place they lost their son. he was shot dead on the third day of the revolution by mubarak regime snipers. >> he died in his own land, killed by egyptians. it has been terrible. i miss him so much it tears me apart. it hurts. it hurts so much. >> they can vividly recall the fateful day two years ago. there were rumors that the egyptian museum was coming under attack. their son, a 37-year-old artist wanted to protect it with a group of friends. shots were fired. he never returned home. >> it was terrific. we looked everywhere, everywhere every day. no one helped us. it took us 43 days to find him. his body was completely disfigured. we had to do a dna test to verify it was our son. >> his parents are determined to see their son's killers brought to justice. that is why they have joined other victims' families to participate in the mubarak trial. their attorney is briefing them on the retrial. >> he represents more than 300 families, but he does no
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Apr 2, 2013 9:00am PDT
know, egypt >> unemployment at 13%. inflation is almost doubled since november. >> cairo's aging infrastructure goes untended >> thanks to the revolution, we've teen tourism drop annually about $4 billion >> the huge spike in sexual assaults against women >> jon: okay. i'll put you down for a work in progress. wow. i've got to tell you, it sounds like this new egyptian president mohammed morsi has got his hands full. can't wait to see how he tackles these complex and urgent issue >> the prosecutors have ordered the arrest of popular television producer bassem yousef >> jon: who is that guy? has he been sabotaging infrastructure or harassing egyptian women on the street or unemploying egyptian. what does he do >> he uses a tv show known for poking fun at the president. bassem hosts a tv show known for poking fun at the president. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: wait a minute. bassem yousef? the comedian? who hosts the incredibly popular weekly political satire show? now i know bassem pretty well. you can imagine that i was shocked that this whole time i have been consorting with a
Apr 26, 2013 4:00am PDT
of chemical was used, where it was used, who used it. >> nbc's atia joins us from cairo live with the very latest. atia, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, richard. it was surprising to hear secretary hagel actually announce that they believe that chemical weapons were used. but it wasn't surprising to hear that they did not have conclusive evidence just yet. just as recent as last month, president obama, during a trip into the region, did say that it would be a game changer if they were using chemical weapons for america's involvement in the war. for the syrian regime's part, president assad has said over and over again that they have not been using chemical weapons. in fact, he's been pointing the finger at the rebel movement, saying that the rebels are, in fact, using those weapons. right now the evidence that they're basing this on are photographic and video evidence. but it is said that they're calling for more of an investigation by the united nations by taking soil and blood samples. richard? >> nbc's atia abawi, thank you so much. >>> your country will remain ever ready
Apr 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
mob through firebombs on christians outside a main cathedral in cairo on sunday, and two christians died. erl liaearlier in the week, five christians were killed in similar incidents. wolf says the attacks will continue until mr. obama speaks out. he says christians are living in free, and many are fleeing the country. and the coptic pope has accused the president of negligence. he says mohammed morsi has broken his promise to protect the christians. joining us is kristina shay, and she is co-author of the new book "persecuted, the global assault on christians." nina, great to have you back on the show. >> great to be back. >> wendy: what should the obama administration do about this increased attack and the increased persecution of christians under the muslim brotherhood. >> christians in egypt are in terrible assault. this is the seat of their coptic pope, and if that can be breached, if there can be an all-out assault with grenades and firebombs and tear gas against christians during a funeral, and the funeral was for other christians who had been murdered in an attack against th
Apr 3, 2013 5:30am PDT
south. 31 degrees there. over towards cairo things are changing around. the winds will come from the northwest. it will be quite a nice day at 26 degrees. very quickly, down towards parts of central africa. very heavy rain showers across the central region. this is what we expect for temperatures at 31 degrees. >> let me run through the top stories so far. soccer rea has told the north to allow access once again to a joint industrial zone if it wants foreign investment. south korean workers are allowed to leave the facility inside north korea, but those trying to enter have been turned back. malaysia's prime minister has dissolved parliament ahead of a general election expected at the end of the month. contest between the ruling coalition and opposition is expected to be tight. syria's military fired missiles near the northern border with lebanon. residents say two rockets hit the area. many living there are refugees from syria. the refugee camps inside syria are struggling to cope with a number of people fleeing the violence. new arrivals forced to sleep in the open. he and his fami
Apr 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
sat up in the prisoner cage inside a cairo courtroom. he faces charges related to the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators two years another but today, the judge in the case recused himself with no explanation, halting the trial. now to texas where investigators in kaufman, 30 miles south of dallas, have been looking into the murders of a district attorney and his wife as well as another top prosecutor. this morning, eric williams, a former justice of the peace, was arrested after his home was searched, but he's not being called a suspect in the murders. senior correspondent john miller is here to help us sort this all out. john what, is going on here? >> reporter: so what is going on is they've shifted their view in this case away from the original theory that was it might have been part of the aryan brotherhood prison gang because that prosecutor's office was involved in a case there, more to individual people prosecute bide both of the district attorneys whoere murder. and that brought them to eric williams, who was aned justice of the peace who was then prosecuted, both by
Apr 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT
all fours through the streets of central cairo. this performance art was stage before the revolution. the message was clear -- the egyptian people are like a herd of animals, driven on by their dictator. some onlookers are angered by the performance. >> the individual trapped by the confines of dictatorship and tradition. the back of the house balcony has a core expression of individualism. the revolutionary art of the arabs spring says that to change anything, you have to be able to say i, or in arabic, ana. the struggles of the revolution left many wounds, and many have been reflected in art. burned out vehicles litter the streets in tunisia, and artists and local residents have teamed up to pave the wrecks and reclaim their streets. >> before the revolution, public spaces were under the control of the dictator and his policies. people could not just go out. our message is that the land belongs to us all, and we have to rebuild our country together. i invited the artists to do it with paint. >> the artist's echoed the cry of the people who told their dictators to clear o
Apr 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
times to and could cause a problem with flooding. towards the east, largely fine. cairo making it to 31 degrees. the east, it's fine for most of them. babe ruth getting to about 24 degrees. the unsettled weather is towards ng collapse pin the bangladeshi capital. the eight-story structure crashed down wednesday and early. rescuers are searching for survivors. at least 21 people including 15 police officers have been killed in clashes in northwest china. the majority of the dead were ethnic leaders. police are investigating an arson attack at the time. uigurs.ic le dozens of protesters were killed in kirkuk. in syria, there's fighting around the border city intensifying. a lead fighter from hezbollah is reportedly leading the battle against a free syrian army. in the north, rebel fighters are battling for control of a military airport near aleppo. qatar and the u.s. say they will continue to cooperate closely to end the conflict in syria. the emir of qatar and during a meeting with president obama said that he hopes for a political solution. >> we also discussed the syrian issue, what
Apr 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
at hundreds of protesters in cairo, egypt. the demonstrators calling for president mohamed morsi to resign. the protests coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the formation of the april 6 youth movement, which played a key role in toppling hosni mubarak in 2011. the movement initially backed morsi in the presidential runoff last summer but now accuses him of trying to monopolize power. for "teen kids news," i'm julie banderas, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> we've reported on concussions before. with the popularity of high-impact sports, head injuries sideline teens all too often. but as scott reports, there's now a new way to help them get back in the game safely. >> i went sliding out to basically make a play and ended up, the next thing i knew is the ball was kind of behind me. i didn't know what happened, and my head hurt a lot. >> anthony had been kicked in the head. the high school sophomore had the classic signs of a concussion. >> i had a headache. i was nauseous for a little bit. really slow, it kind of took me a while to get used to kind of moving again. >> play
Apr 26, 2013 2:30am PDT
from cairo, nbc news correspondent atia. how is this being digested in the middle east? >> hi there, brian. well, many people are paying attention to what president obama and washington will do, but it seems pretty clear from secretary of defense chuck hagel that they just have some -- some possibility that the syrian government has used a chemical weapons, but they don't have conclusive evidence. but for some time now, as you mentioned, president obama has said that it will be a game changer. in fact, he said it just last month during his trip to the region. what is expected is that sarin was used. that's a chemical nerve damaging agent that can be very fatal when used as a weapon of mass destruction, really. it is designated as a weapon of mass destruction by the united nations. but for this syrian regime's part, for some time now, they've said they haven't used chemical weapons. they point the finger at the rebel movement. they say the rebels are actually using those chemical weapons. and right now, many people are just pointing to photographic and video evidence that chemical we
Apr 18, 2013 5:30am PDT
cairo and deported two of them back to libya. three weeks later, libya deposited $2 billion in the egyptian central bank. both governments denied the events are related. >> he was on the board of the national bank of egypt. she says far too little is known about the government will use these loans. >> this complicates the problem in the future. >> egypt's third would-be savior is turkey, giving egypt $2 billion in aid, but only if egypt welcomes the army of turkish businessmen who travel with prime minister erdowan and if they buy turkish exports. so many egyptians are asking, what is the quid pro quo? what price is egypt going to have to pay for getting all these dollars? then there's another problem. egypt has to service the $36 billion in foreign debt it already owes, and it's going to need some of those libyan and qatari dollars to do that. so effectively, it's borrowing to pay its debt. and as any shopkeeper will tell you, that's a bad position to be in. but the government says it's managing a crisis. >> we are facing a problem. the government has to do something about it and
Apr 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
all fours through the streets of central cairo. this performance art was stage before the revolution. the message was clear -- the egyptian people are like a herd of animals, driven on by their dictator. some onlookers are angered by the performance. >> the individual trapped by the confines of dictatorship and tradition. the back of the house balcony has a core expression of individualism. the revolutionary art of the arabs spring says that to change anything, you have to be able to say i, or in arabic, ana. the struggles of the revolution left many wounds, and many have been reflected in art. burned out vehicles litter the streets in tunisia, and artists and local residents have teamed up to pave the wrecks and reclaim their streets. >> before the revolution, public spaces were under the control of the dictator and his policies. people could not just go out. our message is that the land belongs to us all, and we have to rebuild our country together. i invited the artists to do it with paint. >> the artist's echoed the cry of the people who told their dictators to clear o
Apr 15, 2013 7:30am EDT
than 80 wounded in a riot outside of cairo's historic st. marks cathedral during funeral services for four christians killed. they blamed mohammed morsi for not protecting the christian minority and particularly harsh language he warned egypt is, quote, collapsing. in israel, controversy continues to surround gender segregation at one of judaism's holiest sites the western wall. women are regularly detained for violating rules which bar them from leading prayers there and wearing prayer shawls reserved for men. this week a possible compromised was announced to expand the area where men and women can pray together. it faces strong opposition from orthodox leaders. now, a special report. domestic violence both physical and emotional is a problem that touches millions. yet many pastors never talk about it in front of their congregations. a catholic priest in chicago is leading a campaign to do something about it. the vast majority of domestic violence victims are women and father charles dahm wants the church to be a place of refuge for them. judy valente has our story. >> father cha
Apr 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. and arab league commission has been meeting. in cairo they talk about the latest developments in the conflict. comes amid a war of nerves with the syrian government. they accuse the envoy of the impartial, taking sides. al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the biggest attack in somalia's capital in years. they launched twin attacks, killing more than 30 people. launched an attack at noon. the gunmen blew up cars close to the main building, and in the confusion they broke in and killed 10 special forces troops. once inside, they shot and now a court spokesman and a number of officials were held hostage. >> you can see it. there is not much more we can say. this is a calamity by those used to killing muslims. >> al-shabaab says it targeted the court because it is a state institution. the spokesman said they were not going after any particular individual. they just wanted to kill court officials. 15 people were wounded when six attackers blew themselves up. >> i see a lot of people lying down outside the court, and i am lucky to have survived. killed aacekeepers somali attackers. o
Apr 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
cairo. npr,n president stated on the idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous. we believe this was a preplanned attack that was carried out to attack the u.s. consulate. the state department's own accountability review board concluded that there were no protests prior to the attack on the u.s. consulate. on september 16, 2012, on meet the press, the ambassador said, what happened in benghazi was initially a spontaneous reaction to what had transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo. ambassador rice made three false statements. she misrepresented the benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to the cairo protest. ambassador misrepresented that benghazi was a copycat. she said benghazi was prompted by an anti-muslim video when there was little credible evidence to support this claim. we now know, the libyan president told the truth. the ambassador to the united nations did not. my question to you, can you give us -- give assurances to the americ
Apr 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
civilians. a spokesman for nato says they are investigating what happened. >>> in cairo an episode of "daily show" caused a twitter war. the tweet came from the u.s. embassy in cairo with a link to the show. >> so what is this all about? in it jon stewart criticized the egyptian president for the arrest of this man here, he's simply a comedian. and he's often been compared to stewart. >> the popular comedian was taken in, we reported this the other day, and questioned by egyptian state authorities last week eventually fined for insulting islam and the egyptian president. >> so when the u.s. got involved, the u.s. embassy posting this link, the office of president morsi, well, they shot back with their own tweet saying it is inappropriate for diplomatic mission to engage in such negative political propaganda. >> that apparently led to the shut down of the twitter feed on wednesday, it is back up. but surprise, surprise without the offending tweet. >> twitter war. >>> in south africa president jacob zuma says the health of nelson mandela is now improving. he visited the former president
Apr 5, 2013 10:00am PDT
position where the cairo embassy is apologizing for a tweet to the egyptian government and also the twitter feed has gone silent out of cairo. first of all the complications of the social media in diplomacy perhaps this is a new challenge for the state department. but how do we deal with the self-censorship of our diplomats in these environments? >> well andrea, i'm not able to comment specifically 0en what ambassador patterson may or may not have communicated today to the egyptian government. but there, there have been a lot of comments out of the egyptian government are respect to media freedom, freedom of speech, openness. that we frankly think are worrying. the fact is that when things are going wrong, when women are being abused and attacked and raped in public squares, when satirists are unable to engage in harmless satire -- those are issues of gravest concern to the united states. and we have and we will continue to speak out about that. now when the preferred vehicle is a short-handed tweet, which is becoming perhaps a new form of diplomacy, or better, the communications in
Apr 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
cairo and had a very, very up front, real, and personal discussion about what it's like to be a young person in a predominantly muslim country. yeah, helen? >> did you see any tension between the ashkenazi and the sephardic populations? >> did not see it but heard about it. >> and between the secular and the religious views, did you see that? >> that, definitely. yeah, we definitely saw that. so let me get the ball rolling here, because these are actually well longer than our normal roll-ins, but i think it's appropriate when we have such an unusual setting. as we go through this, though, let's keep in mind our previous lessons from the previous class about ethics, patterns of action, how people try to conduct themselves, and see how there's these inevitable conflicts with- good comments we had in the last class about how yes, we're speaking about religion, but we're speaking about land and nationalism and politics, and just human frailty, you know, human complexity. so with no further adieu, let's go to our first roll-in on ethical conflicts in israel. >> the motivational heart
Apr 10, 2013 7:00pm PDT
one of the other classes, there was a monastery outside of cairo, egypt, and he said that they had 154 holidays a year that they had to fast, which means they- and normally, they had one meal a day, so you can imagine what fasting means to them. >> yeah, well, fasting- part of is just the health aspect of it too. but you know, you're quite right, when you live in a religious community, you certainly get to it. well, i do believe- go ahead, janet, and then we'll do the roll-in here. >> i was going to add that in, too, with the fasting. i worked in a junior high, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, and the principal- i think we had maybe ten muslim students- and the principal put out a note, and then each teacher did talk to the students that these children were going to be fasting, explained that this was part of their religion, and i thought that was really encouraging in that, that it wasn't something that the children would be talking about behind someone's back. it was out in the open, this is part of their life, and we accept it as a school. >> absolutely. i think that's the kind
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Apr 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
you. we're getting a look showing an attack on christians in cairo's biggest church. we'll see if anything is being done after calls to protect these christians living in egypt [ kate ] many women may not be absorbing the calcium they take as well as they could because they don't take it with food. switch to citracal maximum plus d. it's the only calcium supplement that can be taken with or without food. my doctor recommends citracal maximum. it's all about absorption. that's not much, you think. except it's 2% every year. go to e-trade and find out how much our advice and guidance costs. spoiler alert: it's low. it's guidance on your terms, not ours. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >> megyn: developing story out of mississippi where the new suspect in the ricinnen mail attack has made his first court appearance. 41-year-old everett dutschke is accused of sending poison-laced letters to president obama, a senator and a state judge. he was arrested early saturday after federal authorities cleared another mississippi man. remember the elvis impersonator? they say that man was se
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Apr 22, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. hagel said this visit cairo, and riyadh and abu dhabi and united arab emirates with the fighter jets, we do not want to leave anyone out in middle east. >> this reveals about this obama administration i contraryy to their public record, this is and hagel makes this argument this is a deterrents arm sales package in his view, against iran this is a concession this obama administration is not going to do anything ni military bircmilitaryabout the iranian nn program. >> santa clause is coming to town but dio john is right, we'e contain it. lou: overtime, secretary of state kery in istanbul, saying all of the entities all 6 nations involved in the talks will funnel their money through one rebel group in syria, right or wrong? >> a b choice, bad idea to fund the rebel groups. >> there are houses of rebel groups, who are you going to fund, bad idea. lou: john thank you, and kt thank you. >> much more on the boston bombings flew out tonight's broadcast and what what early investigations are reveals. >> immigration reform. is it about the national interest? or about politics? >> we take it up in
Apr 14, 2013 3:00pm EDT
goes on. cairo, lebanon and so forth. now, they may be barred again, they're certainly not in syria now, but the point is here, even arab spring we're still getting that cycle. and finally and the last point of all in terms of legacy, fromm is part of a generation of the mid 20th century that has come across massive casualties of world war ii. a historian at yale, richard schneider, estimates we're talking about perhaps 80 million, 80 million. well, the fromm people, basically his generation, said enough. countries are problems. countries kill. we've got to get beyond nation states and create what einstein called world government. one world. and this is a movement that einstein, eleanor roosevelt, henry wallace, a lot were involved in, and fromm is too. only unlike many of the others, fromm can shower out millions of dollars to support the one world movement. so this is fromm, these are, i think, his major contributions. and maybe you have 10 or 12 questions. [laughter] [applause] >> do we have, and if we don't have such intellectuals now -- but i'm not sure, maybe we do -- do we ha
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Apr 8, 2013 3:00pm PDT
injured in fighting between egyptian christians and muslims in cairo today. the clashes followed the funeral of four christians killed in sectarian violence the day before. a muslim was also killed in those confrontations. still ahead, if you thought the u.s. might get a break with the death of hugo chavez, we will burst your bubble in the grapevine. up next, the life and legacy of great britain's iconic iron lady. you know how to mix business... with business. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. yes, you could. trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those wh
Apr 7, 2013 8:30am PDT
police in egypt leaving eight pele injured. most happened in cairo yesterday outside of the supreme court house. the so-called youth movement was narcing -- marking the fifth anniversary and members turned against morrissey saying he has not delivered on the campaign promises to tackle unemployment and other economic problems in that nation. >>> and former south africa president nelson mandela is back in the hospital after spending day -- 10 days in the hospital with pneumonia. this is the third health scare. the 94-year-old has a history of lung problems dating back to when he contracted tuberculosis as a political prisoner. >>> and locally, people continue that fight to try to safe a historic theatre despite what city planners are saying, right? >> it's known as the dome. developers are ready to tear down the building and put up a new sporting goods sport in its place. the dome and movie theatre have been petitioning to save a piece of history, again, and the old theatre and developers have built a two-story dick's sporting goods over the theater and looks like it's going forward,
Apr 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
yesterday. cairo police fired tear gas in an effort to break up the violence. witnesses say today's violence started when a mob i a tacked mourners as they exited the cathedral. this has been the target of increasing attacks since the regime in 2011. >> >> from north korea come foot an age. there are no signs of any embassies moving out their staff. >> >> in the vatican city, applause as pope francis was formally installed. >> >> superstars beyonce and jay z are used to the spotlight, now, they are getting unwanted attention from two republican lawmakers. they are asking the treasury department to investigate the couple's recent trip to havana. they contend the trip violates the ban on americans visiting cuba as a tourist. that has been in effect since castro took power in 1959. the obama administration lifted some restrictions on travel to cuba. >> >> fashion designer lili pulitzer famous for her bold colorful prints has died. her tropical print dress became a sensation in the 1960s. she was already married to pete pulitzer, when she began to design clothes. lili pulitzer was 81 ye
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